About this listing
Charming 4BR/3BA country home and barn in a private enclave! On two woodsy acres abutting conservation land, only 200 yds from ocean inlets and nature reserve with a mile of waterfront! Walk to Crystal Lake: 0.4 mi! Stellar Nauset Beach, only 3 mi.
** LAST MINUTE SPECIAL: Sat., July 4 - Sunday, July 12. Seven nights for $2,000, all fees/cleaning included! Or $2,200 for eight nights. Can start Sat. or Sun. Note: there may be workers making repairs to barn during days this week.
Welcome to Granpa's Farm! Charming country living in a private enclave near water. Nestled on two acres, our simple, gracious and spacious house looks out from an elevated deck onto acres of conservation land.
Only three miles to legendary Nauset Beach, ranked among the best on the East Coast, and walk 0.4 miles to clear, sandy-bottom Crystal Lake. Water everywhere! We're 200 yards from Kent's Point conservation area, a 28-acre peninsula with a mile of unspoiled waterfront with great views, and 200 yards our deeded access to an ocean inlet where you can launch your kayak or canoe.
The best of all worlds! Fresh and salt water beaches, woods, nature, and rural tranquility on a private, dead-end dirt road!
-- Note: Saturday to Saturday rental during summer. Please inquire regarding low-season stays. Maximum occupancy is eight.
Our charming 4BR, 3BA, year-round country home is well secluded on a private, dead-end peninsular country road within a private association. Simple, charming house in a peaceful setting.
Recreation barn! Barn offers 500 square feet with new ping pong table, simple tables and chairs, lights and electricity. Great for rainy days, and you can have fun there at night while house remains quiet.
-- Bright kitchen is well equipped for culinary artistry. New five-burner electric stove with convection oven. New refrigerator. Dishwasher, heavy duty washing machine and dryer, and other appliances.
-- Dining nook in kitchen, seats 4.
-- Large (40' x 10') elevated mahogany deck is an outdoor living area equipped with a large gas grill, one large and one small dining table with umbrellas (seating for 12), and a lounge area. Lovely view onto wild nature, birds and the occasional turkey, deer, fox, and rabbits.
-- Large living room with fireplace, three sofas
-- Dining room (seats 8)
-- Full bath with bathtub
-- Large bedroom with a full (double) bed and two singles, sliding doors to deck
-- Master bedroom with queen bed, A/C, en suite dressing room, and small en suite full bath with bathtub
-- Two smaller bedrooms with A/C, one with two single beds, another with a full (double) brass bed
-- Third full bath with shower
Amenities: High-speed WiFi internet, hot outdoor shower, flat panel TV with cable, lots of books, large cd/radio player (the Cape has two great radio stations!), I-pod player, A/C in upstairs bedrooms, floor and window fans.
-- Spectacular Nauset Beach (3 mi., no traffic lights), popular with surfers, is the Cape's best ocean beach. It's 10 miles long and within Cape Cod National Seashore, a spectacular national park extending along most of the Outer Cape;
-- Skaket Beach (3 mi.), on the warmer waters of Cape Cod Bay, faces West, great sunsets, walk for miles on tidal flats at low tide, sandy beach, great for children.
-- Pilgrim Lake (1 mile, sandy beach, great for kids);
-- Nickerson State Park (four miles), 1,900 acres of big, gorgeous, clean lakes and woods with trails.
-- Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 25-mile bike trail; goes through the center of Orleans, 1.8 miles away.
-- 14 miles to Wellfleet, 90 miles to Boston
-- Crystal Lake (0.4 mi), clear as the name implies, sandy bottom, is at the beginning of our private road. An easy walk or bike ride, which is convenient: the parking lot fits only eight cars.
-- Kent's Point Conservation Area (200 yards), a 28-acre dog-friendly peninsula with a mile of waterfront, a secret little beach (foot access only) at mid to high tide, and views across Pleasant Bay to Nauset Beach
-- Deeded access to a cove (200 yards), bring your canoe or kayak or rent one and have it delivered
-- Non-profit, private Namequoit Sailing Association (200 yds, founded 1950) offers week-long sailing lessons for children 8+ years. Lovely water view from their hilltop
-- Behind our house are acres of woods and conservation land.
-- We are one house away from water view, two houses from waterfront on a private peninsula.
Many nice details in this custom-built home. Warm oak floors, cathedral ceiling front entry with skylight, hand-made front door fit for a castle, glowing wood paneling, stained glass, tiles, beams, brick masonry, bay windows, large fireplace, old-fashioned stove hood.
Great flow of space. Tastefully decorated. Immaculate.
Off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Birds sing all day. Extremely relaxing atmosphere providing a feeling of escape from the stress of modern life. The weathered barn completes the atmosphere of rural tranquility on a country lane.
This 1970 Cape house has around 2,100 square feet. Originally, it was a small farm. It has been in our family for 35 years.
Town center has all amenities including excellent supermarkets, boutiques, live music, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants on Cape Cod.
A great place for families, groups of friends, artists and people who want to escape the crowds and be close to beaches, lakes, nature and the charm of a New England town settled by Pilgrims in 1693.
-- Master: One queen
-- BR2: one full, two single
-- BR 3: Full size brass bed
-- BR 4: Two single beds.
-- Sleeps eight, maximum.
-- Bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels, or rent them locally. We provide blankets, pillows and -- of course -- mattress and pillow protectors!
-- Dogs possible for an additional fee of $100/week per dog. Please tells us size and breed. No cats.
-- Fireplaces and the bottom and top levels of the three-level barn are off limits to renters.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll give you insider tips about about Orleans and the Outer Cape. Please also see my reviews as host of an Airbnb apartment in NYC.
Fireplaces may not be used. Only the main floor barn is accessible. Roam our two acres and adjoining and nearby conservation land!
Interaction with Guests
I'm Granpa's son, and I'm available by e-mail and phone. We have a knowledgeable local caretaker if any needs arise.
Uncrowded, private, woodsy enclave on a peninsula next to a 28-acre waterfront conservation area, Kent's Point, with trails and dog friendly. Walk to waters salty and fresh. Bike to bay and ocean beaches (3 miles). Bring a kayak and launch it 200 yards down the road at our deeded access to a cove that leads to Pleasant Bay.
Foot, bicycle, car.
Other Things to Note
Bring or rent your own towels, bed linens, bath mats. We provide blankets and comforters. There are mattress and pillow protectors.
Kindness and respect. Dogs will be considered.
About the Host, David
I travel a lot, mostly to Europe and Latin America, for my work as a consultant to international development organizations, NGOs and businesses. I also contribute time to helping filmmakers and artists. Variety is the spice of my life, and I love sharing the experience of my flavorful NYC neighborhood and a house close to nature on Cape Cod (please see my reviews).